Devastating footage emerging from the Gentry Mountain Mine area near Huntington, Utah where an August 1st flash flood ripped through the site with roughly a dozen miners in three vehicles in the path of the flow and debris. FOX13 reports 48-year-old Gary Nelson, who had worked at the mine for nearly a decade, died in the turbulent flow.
“I remember when the water hit us in front of the windshield. I don’t remember how many times the car rolled over.” –Hernan Nunez
Nunez says he looked around the vehicle after the flash flood waters forced it to roll over a few times. He was able to get out of the vehicle and pry open one of the doors to start pulling his co-workers out. Mr. Nunez is being heralded a hero for his brave actions. He, along with his co-workers stayed after the floodwaters had rushed through to try and search for Nelson, who was swept away by the flood.
Our thoughts go out to the family and friends of Gary Nelson.
These are photos showing what was left of a 'mantrip' or vehicle carrying coal mine workers after flash flooding tore through the area on Sunday, August 1st near Huntington, Utah.
The vehicle flipped numerous times and was partially buried by debris. pic.twitter.com/m1KiQ2cQUE
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